Babai

Drama
| 104
Albanian (Albania)
| German

Nori lives alone with his father in Kosovo and sells cigarettes on the street. After an accident he wakes up alone in the hospital. Feature debut BABAI by writer-director Visnar Morina is a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of conflict-scarred Kosovo. The story of ten-year-old Nori plays out in early 1990s Kosovo, in Germany, and on the road between the two countries. His father Gezim dominates his entire world. Gezim, however, is a weak-willed outsider who uses his son to earn a meager living selling cigarettes on the street. He never wants to talk about why his wife left him, and one day he himself decides to abandon the boy and his former life for a naïve vision of Germany as a change for the better.